Gill-ty? Prosecutor to meet Tuesday with ODNR over fishing tournament controversy
Lake Erie walleye tournament saga takes a legal turn on the scales of justice.
“My staff will be meeting with officers from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources today regarding this matter,” according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “I take all crime seriously including attempted felony theft at a fishing tournament. These individuals will be held accountable.
There are a number of legal issues that will have to be weighed out in the case, meaning any announcement of possible charges could take some time.
With anglers trying to net thousands in prize money, the prosecutor appears to be baiting the hook for felony theft charges.
If the weights were put in the fish out in Lake Erie, who has legal jurisdiction?
Case Western Reserve School of Law professor Michael Benza did a live talkback with Cleveland 19 on the legality the case that smells pretty fishy.
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